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Mediastinum (Definition)

It is the central space between the two lungs. It is again ...Read more


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My CT results stares that I have calcified lymph nodes present within the mediastinum and right b hilum what does this mean?

My CT results stares that I have calcified lymph nodes present within the mediastinum and right b hilum what does this mean?

It is usually a sign: Of prior inflammation. There are a variety of causes...histoplasmosis, TB, and other infectious agents. Also, treated lymphoma, sarcoidosis, and silicosis. There may be no identifiable cause, and it is just an incidental finding. Talk to your doctor about what it might mean in your case. ...Read more

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Persistent posterior knee curvilinear calcification and anterior knee preps teller sub centimeter opacities are noted. What does this mean?

Persistent posterior knee curvilinear calcification and anterior knee preps teller sub centimeter opacities are noted. What does this mean?

Hard to tell without: Seeing your x-ray, but the body makes calcifications when it recovers from inflammation, or when a bone is broken. In older individuals, posterior knee calcifications are often hardened arteries, but at 21 that would be very unlikely. If you have your x-ray on a CD, I can explain it at HealthTap Concierge healthtap.com/saurbornmd. ...Read more

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Small hard lump deep within neck for two months. Ultrasound results say "No visible mass. There is shadowing 5 mm calcification in the deep soft tissue of the left posterior neck, seems to correspond to a palpable lump". Feeling scared about this?

Small hard lump deep within neck for two months. Ultrasound results say "No visible mass. There is shadowing 5 mm calcification in the deep soft tissue of the left posterior neck, seems to correspond to a palpable lump". 

Feeling scared about this?

Neck lump: Great that you had it checked. Did you have any sort of prior injury to that spot? Even acne can leave a calcification behind after it heals. Did the radiologist recommend repeating the sonogram in 6-12 months? Might help to see if there is a change over time.
Don't worry, but do recheck it. ...Read more

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What does Heterotopic calcification posterior to the spinous process of C4. Calcification in the anterior longitudinal ligament at C4-5 mean?

What does Heterotopic calcification posterior to the spinous process of C4.  Calcification in the anterior longitudinal ligament at C4-5 mean?

Calcium: The term heterotopic ossification (HO) describes bone formation at an abnormal anatomical site, usually in soft tissue. Other than surgically removing the tissue very conservative care is the typical approach. If pain is an issue then you may have to see a specialist. ...Read more

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Xray report: reversal of cervical lordosis. Calcification posterior to c5 spinous process.1mm retrolisthesis at c5c6.mild spondyloctic changes greatest at c5c6. Can you plz explain these findings?

Xray report: reversal of cervical lordosis. Calcification posterior to c5 spinous process.1mm retrolisthesis at c5c6.mild spondyloctic changes greatest at c5c6. Can you plz explain these findings?

Not with word limit: I will try.
I can tell you that most of what you reported is not a big consequence. The reversal can be seen with a stiff neck. Ca++ posterior to C5 is likely calcific tendinitis. 1mm retrolithesis is too small to worry about. Spondylitic changes are part of aging and degenerative process in the spine and is very common. ...Read more

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24 yrs smoking. Ct found 11x10 lobular density containing punctate calcification. Posterior lumbar subcutaneous edema. Basilar atelectatic cyst.worry?

Yes . . .: Wow, smoking since 11yo? Bottom line, if screening CT scan finds something abnormal, you need to chat w/ordering physician to discuss your options regarding next step eg how to figure out what's going on. Sometimes the radiologist will suggest repeating a scan in a specific period if it's small & indeterminate. But this again is something best discussed w/ordering physician. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Myomettrium is of a coarse echotexture consistent with diffuse fibrotic changes. An11 mm calcified posterior intramural fibroid noted. Please explain?

Myomettrium is of a coarse echotexture consistent with diffuse fibrotic changes. An11 mm calcified posterior intramural fibroid noted. Please explain?

Fibroid Uterus: Fibroids are benign smooth muscle tumors aka leiomyomas which are extremely common. I would guess that more than 50% of women over 50 years old have them. They can infarct and become calcified and very rarely cause abnormal bleeding or trouble conceiving but most often they don't cause symptoms. They can be located in the subserosal, sub mucosal or myometrial location. ...Read more

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Tightness and stabbing pain in my back when inhaling. Located posterior to the sternum in what feels like possibly the mediastinum?

Pleurisy: This pain can be from a variety of illnesses, such as lung infection, acid reflux, etc. You need to see your doctor for a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Have 5-6 mm calcified lump in the posterior neck, doctor recommend imaging. Should do MRI with and without contrast or CT w/ contrast? Benefits/risks?

Have 5-6 mm calcified lump in the posterior neck, doctor recommend imaging. Should do MRI with and without contrast or CT w/ contrast? Benefits/risks?

Neither!: If you know the lump is calcified, you're best off not doing any imaging. If you want to know what it is, go to a surgeon or pathologist who can manage a simple biopsy, probably in his office, to figure out what it is. A FNA (fine needle aspiration) may work out for you. If you REALLY need to know if it is solid or a cyst, then ultrasound is better. CT involves radiation. MRIs are $$. Avoid them. ...Read more

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Have the following hard, fixed nodes for a few months, low-grade fever, throat irritation & belching: 1) Left supraclavicular 2) Lower posterior triangle 3) Middle posterior triangle (calcified) Will see doc soon, but what is it and how worrisome?

Have the following hard, fixed nodes for a few months, low-grade fever, throat irritation & belching: 1) Left supraclavicular
2) Lower posterior triangle
3) Middle posterior triangle (calcified)

Will see doc soon, but what is it and how worrisome?

Do need evaluation.: I'm glad you're going to see a doctor soon, as I believe these nodes, at least some, need to be removed and sent to the lab for definitive diagnosis. They're present in a few areas and are hard and fixed, by your description, which are not necessarily benign findings. Now, these don't mandate that there's something bad going on, but does merit that we take these nodes seriously. ...Read more

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Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis..... Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis..... Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise such as pancreatic-pseudo -cyst, decrease exocrine and endocrine function. Eventually, the pancreas will not work at all and you will have to take the enzymes that it usually produces to help in the digestion process. Treat symptoms. Watch etoh. ...Read more

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F age 60 right side paralyzed. Done echo mild senule calcific artic scleros with mild ar. Mild lv systolic dysfunction. Mild generalized hypokiensia ?

F age 60
right side paralyzed.
Done echo
mild senule calcific artic scleros with mild ar.
Mild lv systolic dysfunction.
Mild generalized hypokiensia

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ECHO report....: Echo report consistant with possible embolic stroke. Ekg would be helpful. Mom may need coumadin, (warfarin) but in the early stages of the stroke, heparin. There is a large risk of bleeding, so that is why they need to monitor her carefully. No veggitation on the valves, so no sbe. She might have thrown a clot. No evidence of paradoxical emboli either. ...Read more

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What is a calcific tendonitis?

What is a calcific tendonitis?

It is simply : Tendinitis caused a deposit of calcium in soft tissues and tendons this causes pain information at the site of the calcium deposits. ...Read more

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Is calcific constrictive pericarditis still with us?

Is calcific constrictive pericarditis still with us?

Yes: Well it is rare to start with, hard to diagnose, and probably less common these days since tb, a major cause, is less common. ...Read more

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What is calcific tendonitis? Complications of it over 5th metatarsal?

What is calcific tendonitis? Complications of it over 5th metatarsal?

Other treatments: If painful, the use of NSAIDS, might help.
Or corticosteroid injections if painful ...Read more

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I had calcific densities in both renal poles and collecting systems found on xray. Do I need follow up?

I had calcific densities in both renal poles and collecting systems found on xray.  Do I need follow up?

Yes: A number of factors play a role in your risk of having obstructive kidney stones. Prior history of stones, family history of stones, chronic illnesses such as chronic diarrhea, severe gout etc. Patients who follow up with doctors for kidney stones are shown to slow formation of new symptomatic stones. ...Read more

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What to do with tropical calcific pancreatitis. Morning pain(in a mild state)and maldigestion, general weakness are the problems facing....

Pancreas: You should be taking pancreatic enzymes supplements and pain medicine. Talk to you doctor about the most mild pain medicine that will work best for you. Rarely this condition may need surgical or endoscopic intervention. ...Read more

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Does anyone treat calcific tendonitis or frozen shoulder? How?

Does anyone treat calcific tendonitis or frozen shoulder? How?

Orthopedic Surgeons: Frozen shoulders or calcific tendinitis can be treated conservatively by orthopedic surgeons in most cases. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for calcific tendonitis of the shoulder?

Calcific tendonitis: Conservatively: rest, nsaids, injection, pt, modalities. Operatively, scope debridement of the tendon with removal of calcific deposits. ...Read more

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Is there any solution for my calcific scar xray result so that I can go back to GCC countries to work again?

Is there any solution for my calcific scar xray result so that I can go back to GCC countries to work again?

?PPD status: Did you have +PPD? If so, were you adequately treated or did you have Quanteferon Gold test? A Quanteferon Gold test can help confirm if your +PPD or calcific scarring on Chest Xray are related to active Tuberculosis or not. Check with these countries' health departments regarding what they require to confirm you do not have active TB. Take Care! ...Read more

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I have 7 x 4 x 3mm tear in the subscapularis & mild calcific tendonitis of the tendon--will this need surgery?

I have 7 x 4 x 3mm tear in the subscapularis & mild calcific tendonitis of the tendon--will this need surgery?

Tear: There is a chance that can heal without surgery. You also need to know from the MRI if this is a complete or partial tear which can change the outcome. ...Read more

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I'm suffering frm chronic calcific pancreatititis and diabetes mellitus. I'm 28yrs. What's the future treatment.

I'm suffering frm chronic calcific pancreatititis and diabetes mellitus. I'm 28yrs. What's the future treatment.

Unknown: Many people who develop diabetes as a result of pancreatitis require Insulin for treatment. This is because the beta cells that make Insulin are located in the pancreas, and are injured by pancreatitis. Loss of sufficient beta cells causes type 1 diabetes. It is important to control blood sugars to prevent long term complications of diabetes, such as eye, kidney, nerve, and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Hi sir I have calcific density in lungs. I got a job in saudi so I have to cure this as early as possible. Please tell me how to cure quickly?

Hi sir I have calcific density in lungs. I got a job in saudi so I have to cure this as early as possible. Please tell me how to cure quickly?

No quick cure: For this. If it is calcified, it means that it has been there already for some time. It is most likely old infection, such as tuberculosis, so make sure you get checked out for TB and treated if necessary. Other infection or damage can cause it too. You need to see a doctor in any event. ...Read more

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A tiny calcific density in the right lung.what does it mean?what is the cause of them?where did it from? I need a great explanation. Thank you so much

A tiny calcific density in the right lung.what does it mean?what is the cause of them?where did it from?
I need a great explanation.
Thank you so much

See below: If it is completely calcified, then there is nothing to worry about. Calcified nodules are usually from some type of exposure to something. Histoplasmosis is common in our area. ...Read more